Opening Day

August 31, 2014

August 29, 2014 found us hiking up the mountain to spend the night on a narrow hogback waiting for the dawning of the 2014 archery season. A dawn Gary came close to never seeing… It started with a very innocent looking shale slide. We have crossed many shale slides. This one really looked no different. […]

Turkey and Bear-Catching up on the Spring Hunts!

August 31, 2014

Now that Opening day of Archery season has come and gone and the magical month of September is stretching out before us, I will try and get caught up on the hunts we had in the Spring! I drew a Spring bear tag in a unit we know very well… I’ve drawn this tag three […]

Update From The Great Plains

February 19, 2014

Well it looks like Tom’s family is getting acquainted with the Nebraska Outdoors.  Since moving there in December He’s been deer hunting three times, goose hunting once, shot his first Nebraska Coyote and this past weekend he went Ice fishing for the first time in his life.  Seems they aren’t letting any moss grow under […]

Nature’s Majesty

February 9, 2014

As the year comes to a close I have been reflecting on  the privileges we’ve had of soaking in all of Idaho’s amazing beauty… here’s a little photo shoot of all the majesty we’ve witnessed this past year… Wishing everyone a Happy New Year filled with beauty!                 […]

Brooding for Bear And Talkin’ Turkey

February 9, 2014

April is just around the bend and thoughts have been burning toward  Spring Hunts these days… and all the hunting magazines help fan the flame with big Toms and Bruins gracing their covers. As I poured over the latest tips and techniques in the Outdoor Life I realized I’d better get my equipment out and […]

Whitetail Hunting

December 8, 2013

There has been a strange transformation taking place in the past couple of years… we are slowly being wooed over by those mystic little brown ghosts that slip silently through the woods… there and gone so quickly you wonder if it was all a dream. Yes , I confess that these two die hard Elk hunters […]

Moving On To Wide Open Horizons

December 8, 2013

  The camp here at BaseCamp has been abuzz with change…  The wide open Prairie of Nebraska has beckoned our son Tom to come and see her far reaching horizons. While we feel excited for his expanding opportunities, we can’t help but feel a little sorry for ourselves… Camp just won’t be the same without […]

Little Arrows Falling ‘Round You Everywhere

October 21, 2013

Many of the younger generation wouldn’t remember the 1968 song, Little Arrows sung by Leapy Lee   ( But some of you might know the lines… the lyrics go like this…“There’s a boy ( in this case a girl!) a little boy,  Shootin’ arrows in the blue,  and he’s aiming them at someone,  but the question is at who?. The chorus says, Here they […]

The Problem I Think is We Need Larger Zip Ties

October 13, 2013

  When a Problem continues to present itself, most intelligent beings will sit down and try to find a solution.  Such it was this year as I came home with a little forked horn deer the first day of the Idaho deer season.  Now no one loves the tender little steaks from a forky more […]

Backyard Deer Menagerie

July 11, 2013

We’ve always made jokes about the genetics of the deer that show up every year in our backyard. Three by two antlers are very common, and if it is a 4 point, the forks are usually very shallow. Another common formation of the antlers is tall forked horns. Last year we had a buck we […]

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